Roller Inductor Antenna Tuner
The MFJ-969 Antenna Tuner gives you MFJ's superb AirCore Roller Inductor and full 6 metres through 160 Metre coverage!
You get everything you've ever wanted including...300 Watts PEP SSB full featured antenna tuner, widest matching range, full size lighted Cross-Needle SWR/Wattmeter reads true peak forward power, QRM-Free PreTune, 8 Position antenna switch, built in 50 Ohm dummy load, heavy duty 4:1 balun -- all in a tough, attractive cabinet. MFJ's famous 1 year No Matter What warranty.
The MFJ-969 Antenna Tuner's AirCore Roller Inductor, gear driven turns counter and spinner knob gives you exact inductance control for absolute minimum SWR. MFJ's exclusive AirCore Roller Inductor has an air core that can't burn up! You get ultra-high-Q, the lowest loss, highest efficiency and highest power handling of any roller inductor in ham radio.
MFJ's exclusive Self-Resonance Killer Keeps potentially damaging self-resonances away from your frequency. Huge self-cleaning wiping contact gives you excellent low-resistance connection without contact arcing or burning.
Solid 1/4 inch brass shaft, self-align bearings -- smooth non-binding operation.
The MFJ-969 Antenna Tuner covers all frequencies from 160 Metres thru 6 Metres, including the "magic band" -- the widest matching range of any full featured antenna tuner. Match dipoles, verticals, inverted vees, random wires, beams, mobile whips, SWL receiving antennas -- nearly any antenna. You can use coax cable, random wire or balanced lines. Has heavy duty 4:1 balun.
MFJ's new ActivePeak reading Circuit accurately reads true peak forward power -- an MFJ exclusive.
MFJ's lighted Cross Needle SWR/Wattmeter reads SWR, true peak forwards and average reflected power simultaneously on 300 Wat or 30 Watt ranges.
Lamp has on/off switch and uses 12VDC or 110 VAC with MFJ-1312D, ActivePeakReading Circuit can also use a 9 volt battery.
MFJ's 8 positions let you select two coax fed antennas, random wire/balanced line or built-in dummy load for use through your MFJ-969 or direct to your rig.
MFJ's QRM-Free-PreTune lets you pre-tune MFJ-969 off the air into a built in dummy load without causing QRM. Pre-tuning into a dummy load makes tuning your actual antenna quick and easy!
The MFJ-969 Antenna Tuner has a full size non-inductive 50 Ohm dummy load. You'll find it handy for tuning, testing, repairing rigs, setting power level, adjusting mic gain, etc.
The MFJ-969 has a new tough aluminum case has a scratch proof multi-colored lexan front panel. It measures a compact 3½H x 10½D x 9½W inches.
Works very well!
Being as lazy as I am, I have a vertical antenna that isn't 100% tuned up. I bought this tuner as it will do right up to 6 meters as well it will match a very badly tuned antenna. My vertical has no 160m yet I have been able to tune it ... albeit very little power was making it through but it was matched! (+14:1) It loses one star because the roller inductor is not that smooth and requires two hands, one to hold the tuner down, the other to spin the Inductor knob. That being said, I would purchase this tuner again if starting over and had this experience, the tuner knob is nothing as the tuners performance is what is important!
I have very limited space and this tuner helped me get more output power to my less than ideal folded attic antenna as compared to old auto tuner I had. Same stations reported stronger signal than before I was using it. It does take a bit of time to learn how it works but it's a very good tool.